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Last updated: 3 September 2019
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Date:15-FEB-1939
Time:13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American BC-1
Owner/operator:1 School Sqn USAAC
Registration: 38-393
C/n / msn: NA36-633
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:farm of Jeff Carrow, 2 miles NW of Bloomsdale, MO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chanute Field, Rantoul, IL
Destination airport:Scott Field, Belleville
Narrative:
North American BC-1 38-393, 1 School Sqn, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC): Written off (destroyed) 15/02/39 when crashed on the property of the farm of Jeff Carrow, 2 miles North West of Bloomsdale, MO. According to a contemporary newspaper report ("St. Louis Post-Dispatch" from St. Louis, Missouri, Wednesday, February 15, 1939 Page 1)

"ARMY MAN KILLED N PLANE CRASH AT BLOOMSDALE
Private Loses Life After Ship's Motor Fails
Pilot, a Lieutenant, Suffers Skull Injury.

An army combat plane crashed two miles north of Bloomsdale, Mo., Ste. Genevieve County, killing Private F. F. George of Brooks Field, Tex., shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon. The pilot, Lieut. Isadore Paredes, suffered a skull injury. Before he was placed in an ambulance to be taken to the Post Hospital at Jefferson Barracks, he told a correspondent of the Post-Dispatch the crash was caused by motor failure. Lieut. Paredes said he was flying to Scott Field near Belleville, with George as a passenger, when the motor began to sputter near Bloomsdale, 45 miles south of St. Louis.

"I told Private George to jump, but he replied, 'I'll stick with you." The plane lost altitude and struck some trees," Lieut. Paredes said. The plane crashed on the farm of Jeff Carrow. Lieut. Paredes shut off the ignition before the crackup, preventing fire. Three men working on a road near the scene dragged Lieut. Paredes and George from the wreckage. George was pronounced dead by Dr. A. E. Sexauer"

Sources:

1. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/1940sB4/1939.htm
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1938.html
3. "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" from St. Louis, Missouri, Wednesday, February 15, 1939 Page 1): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/140484661/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Mar-2018 16:49 A.J.Scholten Updated [Cn]
26-Apr-2018 18:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Dec-2018 17:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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